Fall-inspired Kale, Quinoa & Squash Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

It’s really not even close to being fall anymore. But for some reason this salad makes me think of fall. I’ve been on a bit of a kale salad kick and I was whipping this salad up to pack for work yesterday and I thought I just had to photograph it – it was too pretty not to. This is one of those super easy, super healthy salads that I wish I had thought of tossing all of this together earlier!

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What you’ll need: (based on 1 serving)

  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup chickpeas,
  • 1/3 cup chopped cooked squash
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/8 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 TBS tahini
  • juice from 1/4 lemon
  • 1 TBS warm water

It really doesn’t get any easier than this. Toss all the salad fixings in a bowl together. In a separate bowl, whisk the tahini, lemon and water together. Toss the salad with the dressing and enjoy! The thing I love about kale salads is they’re totally portable. Putting the dressing on early and not eating it for a while does not wilt the kale at all – making this a perfect take-to-work lunch. While I had everything laying around the apartment, I will definitely be making this again soon and I’m sure it will become one of my go-to lunches.

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4 responses to “Fall-inspired Kale, Quinoa & Squash Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

  1. Wow, this salad looks beautiful! 😉 Thanks for sharing. So glad I found your blog through Priya’s blog, Sugarfree Sweetheart. So many healthy and creative recipes – love your photography too! 😉 hugs, Sylvia

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